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United Way Stone Soup Too Luncheon Receives Rock Solid Support

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Supporters of the United Way of Greater Oswego County filled Bishop’s Hall at Holy Trinity Church in Fulton as the community came together to enjoy a delicious meal of soup, salad, rolls and dessert at United Way’s “Stone Soup Too” Luncheon.

Phi Theta Kappa students from Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus, prepare salad for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon. They were some of the many volunteers who helped host the event. From left are: Cathy Scozzari of Cayuga Community College; Karen Mills, vice-president of PTK; Ashley Litterbrandt; Heidi Donahue, president of PTK; Vita Marie Racko, PTK advisor; Dawn Varney, PTK treasurer; and Paula Gardner.
Phi Theta Kappa students from Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus, prepare salad for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon. They were some of the many volunteers who helped host the event. From left are: Cathy Scozzari of Cayuga Community College; Karen Mills, vice-president of PTK; Ashley Litterbrandt; Heidi Donahue, president of PTK; Vita Marie Racko, PTK advisor; Dawn Varney, PTK treasurer; and Paula Gardner.

The United Way’s fourth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon provided member agencies and their employees with an opportunity to get together and share a meal with the staff and board members of the United Way as well as community members who proudly support the efforts of the United Way.

“Our Stone Soup Too Luncheon was a great success. We raised more than $1,100 and collected 10 bins of food for our local food pantries.  I want to thank the community members who attended, and our many caring sponsors who donated the food for our luncheon: Mimi’s, Blue Moon Grill, Tavern on the Lock, and The Foursome Dinner for providing our soups; Dunkin’ Donuts for the ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms & Davis Bros. for our salad fixings; Red Baron who provided the rolls; Kathy’s Cakes, Joe’s Corner Market, Price Chopper, and Springside at Seneca Hill for donating our delicious desserts; and the Struppler’s Shurfine Market for contributing to our food drive,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too luncheon raised more than $1,100 and collected 10 bins of food for Oswego County Food Pantries.  From left are: Doreen Clark of the United Way; Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way; Helen Hoefer, director of Community Services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Amanda Johnson with Catholic Charities; Fulton Alderwoman, Carmella Cavallaro; Jo-Lyn Phillips of OCO; Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; and Lois Luber, resource director for the United Way.
United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too luncheon raised more than $1,100 and collected 10 bins of food for Oswego County Food Pantries. From left are: Doreen Clark of the United Way; Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way; Helen Hoefer, director of Community Services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Amanda Johnson with Catholic Charities; Fulton Alderwoman, Carmella Cavallaro; Jo-Lyn Phillips of OCO; Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; and Lois Luber, resource director for the United Way.

“I would also like to thank the Holy Trinity Church for hosting the event, the Fulton Lions Club for their donation of $500, Walmart Supercenter in Granby, Fulton YMCA, New Image Fitness, and the city of Fulton for hosting food drives, and of course our hard working volunteers and committee members, who helped to make our ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon a success,” Luber added.

All proceeds from the event, along with the food donations will be donated to food pantries throughout Oswego County.